Hi Swamp Blog Readers!

I hope you're having a great day. This week I thought it would be important to highlight all the Swamp Corps trips coming up in 2019! And, make sure to read through, because there is a surprise announcement in this blog. ;)

I think one of the really important parts of preparing yourself for a Swamp Corps trip is researching the background of the country you're going to. Not only is it a way to respect the people and place you will travel to, but it is also part of investing yourself in the trip. However, when trying to decide where to go, it can be helpful to have some facts at hand. I've put together some camp-related information, as well as some fast facts about the countries below.

Cambodia (Year 2)

Trip Cost: $2,595

When: May 8-20, 2019

Climate: Mid-May to Early October: strong southwest monsoon winds, heavy rains, high humidity; yearly temperature range: 82 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Slip'n'slide in Cambodia

Language: Khmer

Predominant Religion: Buddhism (93%)

Government: currently a Constitutional Monarchy with a multiparty liberal democracy; click HERE to read more about the extensive political history of Cambodia.

Camp in Cambodia

Cuisine: typical diet is rice and fish with various garnishes; local fruits

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Taiwan (Year 1)

Trip Cost: $2,595

When: July 27 - August 12, 2019

Climate: subtropical with the southern part being tropical; mean annual high temperature: 70 degrees Fahrenheit; Summer: rainy season in southern part of island, dry season in north

Flag of Taiwan

Language: Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Minnan; each aboriginal group speaks its own language

Predominant Religion: Nonreligious/Chinese Folk-Religionist, Buddhism, and Taoism

Government: Republican system of government

Cuisine: said to have one of the best cuisines in the world; pork, seafood, rice, chicken, and soy are commonly used ingredients

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Kenya (Year 2)

Trip Cost: $2,295

When: July 30 - August 12, 2019

Climate: June to August: little precipitation; temperature range: 51 - 90 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the region; most places 85 degrees Fahrenheit or more

Sharing a meal together during Kenya Year 1

Language: Swahili and other languages

Predominant Religion: Christian, Roman Catholic

Government: Republic Presidential system with representative democracy

Cuisine: ugali (a mush made from corn), Chapati, vegetables, stew, rice, seafood, grilled meats

Food served at camp in Kenya

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Honduras (Year 1) - Surprise!

Trip Cost: $1,895

When: June 22 - 29, 2019

Climate: Temperature: mid-60's to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on location

Meeting with future Honduran camp directors at Central American Leadership Conference

Language: Spanish

Predominant Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant Christian

Government: Democratic, Representative, Unitary State

Cuisine: carne asada (beef), plantains, rice and beans, soups, Baleadas, seafood, fresh fruit

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I hope this information has helped you to visualize each of these trips a little bit more. Click HERE to sign up for a Swamp Corps trip, and to learn more information about each trip, including the trip itinerary.

Until Next Week...

Much Love & Respect,

Julie